| Mar 28, 2013
When officials in suburban Des Plaines read about the hazards of spreading cancer-causing coal tar on playgrounds, parking lots and driveways, they moved to join other communities across the nation that have banned pavement sealants made with the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:53 PM
If you have been gaming at area casinos since their inception, you know just how far that experience has come over the industry's 21 years.
When Illinois's first casino, the Argosy Alton Belle near St. Louis, opened in September 1991, then-current...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:44 AM
A tanker truck struck and killed a pedestrian in Elk Grove Village Friday night, police said.
Jose Resugio Meza-Horatio, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene about 9:45 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The truck was...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Mount Prospect police today asked for help from any witnesses to an accident that killed a 64-year-old woman this weekend.
Zofia Wilhem, 64, who police said lived in Des Plaines, but who also had recently lived in the 8100 block of Grace Avenue in Niles,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:57 PM
A 53-year-old Park Ridge man was found dead this evening near a Cook County forest preserve after being being struck by a hit and run driver in Des Plaines, officials said.
Ronald Bougan of the 00 to 100 block of North Northwest Highway was found at...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:57 PM
A convicted sex offender was found guilty today of felony attempted child abduction charges in Cook County Criminal Court after he tried to abduct a 12-year-old boy last July in Elmwood Park.
Judge Thomas Tucker convicted Jeffrey Jewitt, 30, after a one-...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 5:06 PM
A Chicago man who allegedly used someone else's credit card at a northwest suburban casino was later caught with seven fake charge cards and a machine that makes the plastic cards in his apartment, police and prosecutors said Saturday.
| Sep 2, 2012
| 3:13 PM
A north suburban man faces felony and misdemeanor charges after Cook County sheriff’s officers found an unloaded AK-47-style weapon behind his home following a dispute with his neighbor, officials said.
Timothy Bogacki, of the 4000 block of Touhy...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines grossed more than $32 million last month, which is more than it made in October and September, reports show. …...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Fifty-one people have applied for the position of Des Plaines police chief, with many of the candidates hailing from Illinois, city officials said. The nationwide …...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Matt McNamara has held a variety of positions during his law enforcement career, but none may be as high profile as his most recent endeavor …...